Sunday July 31, 2016


St. Paul United Church of Christ

24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-0190

Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas - Senior Pastor

Pastor Cheryl Schalm - Minister of Christian Education

Mr. Mark Ennis - Director of Music

Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist

Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services


Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost                    Picnic Sunday                        July 31, 2016


Service of Thanksgiving & Dedication – 10:00 a.m.


  SILENT PRAYER  (Silent reverence is invited)

  PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist


  CALL TO WORSHIP/MOMENT OF SILENCE  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

*OPENING HYMN No. 272 “The Church’s One Foundation” (vs. 1, 2, 5) 

  Mark Ennis, Hymn Leader

*UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Drutchas and Congregation

   Almighty God, we gather this morning to celebrate an accomplishment made  

   possible by your encouragement and grace.  With joy we dedicate a new church  

   addition to your glory.  But, even more importantly, we rededicate ourselves to

   live according to your purposes revealed through Jesus Christ.  In this hour of  

   worship and prayer, fill us with your spirit so that our devotion to you is deepened   

   and our faithfulness to you increased. Amen.

*CHIME RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.


 ANTHEM  “I’ll Sing All the Way to Heaven,” Chancel Choir, Mark Ennis, Music


 SCRIPTURE READING  1 Kings 6:1-7, Mark 13:1-2  Lector: Fred Miller, First   

   Vice President

 CHIME RESPONSE  “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”

 MEDITATION  “Jesus and the Great Temple,”  Pastor Drutchas

*HYMN No. 274  “I Love Your Church, O God” (vs. 1-3)

 MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing Thanks)/ LORD’S PRAYER  



*Congregation standing



    Blessed be the tie that binds, our hearts in Christian love; the fellowship of

    kindred minds is like to that above.  Before our Father’s throne, we pour out

    our ardent prayers; our hopes, our aims are one our comforts and our cares. 


  MEDITATION  “Our Sacred Spaces: A Little History,”  Pastor Drutchas


  OFFERTORY  “Ave Maria,”  Ken Ferry, Trumpet; Sally Sigman, Organ



    Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

    Praise him all creatures here below;

    Praise him above ye heavenly host;

    Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

MEDITATION  “Equipping Our Future in Christ,” Pastor Drutchas

SOLO  “Remembrance,” Eileen Vernor Drutchas

A WORD OF THANKS - A Room With a View

CAVE QUESTERS CONVENTION (Vacation Bible School Sharing)

ANTHEM  “This Little Light of Mine,” Pastor Cheryl Schalm and Children

INSPIRATIONAL INSIGHTS FOR CAVERS (Psalm 71:5, Matthew 14:27, Proverbs     

  3:6, 1 John 3:16)

BENEDICTION (Responsive)

  Lord, light our way… Lord, be our hope… Lord, give us courage… Lord,

  guide us in your path... Lord, help us love as Jesus loved… Amen… Amen!

RECESSIONAL TRUMPET FLOURISH “O When the Saints Come Marching In”   

  Ken Ferry, Trumpet



As our children and youth recess down the center aisle the rest of the congregation is invited to follow, joining the gathering outside our new “Room with a View” addition for words of dedication, a ribbon-cutting, and an all-congregation photograph.



RESTROOMS AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE is available across the new East entrance which can be reached through the side door at the east back of the sanctuary.   

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES AND LARGE PRINT hymnals and orders of service are available.  Tune listening devices to channel 105.5 FM.  CELL PHONES

& PAGERS should be turned off or set to vibrate.  Please alert the ushers if you need additional assistance. INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Any one desiring to unite with St. Paul United Church of Christ by transfer of membership or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas.



Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221



Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost/ Picnic Sunday

July 31, 2016




“Our mission at St. Paul United Church of Christ is to promote God’s plan of salvation in our church family and community. Knowing that all blessings come from God, we seek to share these in the church universal and proclaim God’s good news of His love and compassion, bringing together all people in Jesus Christ.”



Council:  Sue Mrowka        

Ushers:  Makayla Black, Stacy Black-Quantz, April Clark, Helene McEachern


Printed copies of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.


  ALTAR FLOWERS honor our Church Picnic worship service and activities.


  PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Jerusalem Café (West Room) a half hour before our worship service, sponsored by our Men’s Fellowship.  


PASTOR GEOFFREY DRUTCHAS will be on vacation the month of August.  In case of pastoral emergency, please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm or Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams.  Single worship services held at 9:30 a.m. continue through September 4, 2016.  Summer Sunday School is also held at 9:30 a.m.


  A SINCERE ‘THANK YOU’ TO THE HOWE-PETERSON FUNERAL HOMES for providing the large tent and chairs used for our Picnic Sunday worship service and activities on  Sunday, July 31, 2016.



Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Judy Albright, Sue Barnard (sister-in-law of Marjie & Charlie), Andrew Britton, Nancy Cady, Miles Church, Trudy Clark-Schiller (daughter of April & Steve Clark), Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Doris Hilliker, Ollie Hilliker, Marilyn Kunkle, Ellen Ludlam, Judy Nieman, Shirlen Powell, Brenda Rellinger, Larry Schonfeld, Sawyer Shutt (nephew of Lois Rice), Glen Sigman, Bev Sitz, Chet Smith, Bev Snyder, Eliot Stern, Cameron Stroupe (great-grandson of Tom & Linda Tank), Carissa Stroupe (granddaughter of Tom & Linda Tank), Teresa Summers (Brenda Tank, Linda Tank, Bev Traver, and Lisa Wild. Please contact the church office if your family member or friend needs to be listed longer than three weeks or their health has been restored.


ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAMS HEAD TO THE PLAYOFFS.  Tuesday, August 2nd St. Paul Blue (Jack’s Team) plays at 6:30 p.m. on the back field and St. Paul Black (Chris’ Team) plays at 6:30 p.m. on the front field. Come out and cheer for our teams! Great fun & fellowship!


RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS OUTING – Thursday, August 25 – Diamond Jack’s boat tour on the Detroit River departs from Bishop Park dock in Wyandotte at 3 PM followed by dinner at Smoke’s Tavern, 930 Biddle, Wyandotte at 5:30 p.m. (See their web-site for coupons).  The 3:30 boat goes towards Boblo Island. The cost is $18 for the boat trip for seniors. You will pay when you board. We can carpool from the church -- departure at 2:30 PM sharp! Kathy Williams is the contact. Thursday, September 22– Tour of the Ford-Rouge Plant. The cost is approximately $15 for nonmembers, $13 for members. If you are a Henry Ford member and plan to attend, please let Kathy know. We will be able to buy tickets at the event.


VENDOR ARCADE This year’s All-Church Picnic offers a Vendors Arcade with more than a half-dozen dealers on hand with different products.  Vendors and products include:  31 Bags, Tupperware, Jamberry Nails, Pampered Chef, Lula Roe Clothing, Gold Canyon Candles, Young Living Essential Oils, and Cake Drops from Serendipity Bakery in Wyandotte.  


THE 2016 WOMEN’S RETREAT is about Women and Forgiveness at the beautiful Michindoh Conference Center, Hillsdale Saturday, September 10 – Sunday, September 11.  The fee is $95, which includes your room, 3 meals, and materials.  You also have the option of going on Friday afternoon. (2 nights and 5 meals is $155.)  If you don’t eat dinner on Friday there is a slight difference.  The leaders are Debbie Case, Vickie Snow, and Linda Clark.  The retreat will feature, large & small group activities, singing, free time, & lots of fun & fellowship.  Please sign up by completing the registration form included in your Morning Tide ($20 deposit is due at that time).  The retreat is appropriate for women of all ages.  If you have any questions, contact Marjie or Debbie.



Calendar Week July 31 – August 7

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas- All Church Picnic/ 

                     Coffee Hour 9:30 a.m.    

Tuesday       St. Paul Blue (Jack) 6:30 p.m. on the back field/ St. Paul Black (Chris) 6:30 p.m.

                     on the front field.

Wednesday  Zumba 4:00 p.m./ Detroit Tigers Game 7:05 p.m. first pitch

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Ethan C. Drutchas –  Communion/ Summer  

                     Sunday School 9:30 a.m.


HEALTH MINISTRIES – Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. We are doing Zumbato a DVD at 4 PM on Wednesdays in the West Room unless otherwise advertised.  Just show up and join in the fun & fellowship!  If you are interested but can’t attend on Wednesday’s or this is a poor time for you please contact Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams.

Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. We meet the 2nd Monday on each month at 1PM. Our next meeting is August 8th at 1 PM. All are welcome.  Matter of Balance – The next 8 week session is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, October 17 in the early afternoon. Please make out a make a wish card, contact the office or Kathy Williams. Health/Medical supplies –If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, unopened packages of diapers, diabetic supplies, etc., please contact Kathy Williams. 


   HELP NEEDED WITH PICNIC Volunteers are needed to help with the food preparation.   

   Volunteers are needed to shuck corn and prepare baked beans.  Later in the morning and at  

   noontime, more help is needed to quick cook corn-on-the-cob, grill hot dogs, and to staff the

   buffet table that is set up outside under a dining fly.  Dorcas Society members will be hosting

   an ice cream social: Dorcas members should be on hand in the kitchen at 12:45 p.m. to set up a           

   sundae bar and serve ice cream.    


ST. PAUL CHURCH MEMBERS & friends are invited to join in a service of celebration as our congregation dedicates its new addition.  It will be a spirited service in every sense.  We will enjoy a presentation from our children on their “Cave Quest” week as participants in Vacation Bible School, and listen to the anthems of our Chancel Choir who (though on their own “vacation” right now) will be back to help us celebrate.  Also thrilling will be our guest trumpeter, Ken Ferry, who will lead us at the end of the service as we join outside for the formal dedication and ribbon-cutting of our “Room with a View” addition. During the Dedication Service, Pastor Geoff Drutchas will briefly highlight the historical milestones of our congregation in our shared journey of faith and offer prayers of thanks for the efforts over many years that has made our new addition possible.




Our Congregation would like to acknowledge and thank those who lent their time and talents to our “Room With A View” Project.  

Building Our Future Team: Dan Case, Jane Dykowski, John Dykowski Gene Edwards, Barbara Gish, Nancy Holloway, Michael Isaacs, Aaron Johnson (Stewardship), Dave Lange, Mildred Neibauer, James Poet, Marge Rocha (Women’s Fellowship), Barbara Schultz, Douglas Staffeld, Gary Staffeld, Thelma Poet (Women’s Fellowship), and Doreen Thompson. 

Project Completion Team:  Edward Brainard, Ronald Caruso, Daniel Case, Benjamin DePriest, Janet Enesey, Mark Ennis, Harold Fick, Harold Foley, Shirley Havenstein, Michael Isaacs, Pam Lange, Bobbi Loerlein, Fred Miller, Sue Mrowka, Daniel Newton, Gary Peters, Candace Poet, James Poet, Pastor Cheryl Schalm, John Smith, Gary Staffeld, Thomas Tank, Kenneth Weaver, Frank Wolfram, and especially Julius Enesey.  Julius gave countless hours of his time and talents, providing project leadership.

SEWING GUILD Sew ‘n Sews please stop by our Donation Table at the picnic. Our next gathering will be Thursday, August 18th at 10:00 a.m.  Please join us for fun and fellowship.  No sewing experience necessary.  Bring a sandwich.  Beverage and dessert provided.

2016 MUSIC AND ART IN THE GARDEN every Wednesday evening at the Taylor  

Conservatory & Botanical Garden (in Heritage Park), 22314 Northline Road, Taylor.  Tickets

$5.00 general admission on the Great Lawn.  Children under 5 years are free.  Bring your own    

chairs (a limited number are provided) or a blanket.  The Terrace is wheelchair accessible.  Doors  

open at 5:30 p.m. Shows start at 6:30 p.m. Parking is free on a first-come first-serve basis.  Please   

fill the Petting Farm lot first, and then the grass off Northline.  Follow the parking signs and  

attendant’s directions.  Food and drinks are available for purchase at the Silver Shores Waterfront.

(No outside food or drink is allowed.)  On-site rainout location available.  Umbrellas are allowed.

For more information, see the flyer on the Market Place Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall, their  

web-site ( or call 313-383-4108.  


SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL is still in need of volunteers.  In order for the summer Sunday 

School program to be successful adults are needed to lead the weekly lessons.  There is a signup 

sheet upstairs on the Welcome Desk. All curriculum, materials, and snacks, are provided. Please 

consider visiting the Welcome Center to select a date to share your faith with the children.  


LEAVES FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S new “Tree of Faith” continue to be available for  

those who wish to honor or commemorate family members and events. The cost of each leaf is  

$300 with proceeds helping to fund “A Room with a View.” The tree will be located in the narthex,  

just outside the entrance to the new building addition.  Those who wish to have a leaf in place in  

time for the dedication of the new addition and the “Tree of Faith” unveiling are encouraged to  

complete their request as soon as possible using the blue cards available in the pews or by going to  

the Church Website “” click on the ‘Giving” tab to access Vanco Services

and utilize our new highly secure electronic giving site.  Purchases can be debited automatically  

from your checking or savings account, or from your debit or credit card.


 PLEASE REMEMBER to complete a kitchen check list and put it in the Trustees box in the

 West Room after the kitchen has been used.  Completed check lists are not being received on a 

 regular basis.  Blank forms are located on the cupboard door near the large coffee pot.


 ONLINE WEEKLY YOUTH BIBLE STUDY All youth (6-12 grades) interested in participat-

 ing in a weekly online Bible study are asked to send Pastor Schalm their email address. Each  

 Monday a topic affecting young people will be addressed and discussed according to scripture  

 versus pop culture. Youth will have the opportunity to share their insights throughout the week

 on the subject as their schedules permit. This is a great opportunity to stay connected and to grow  

 in the knowledge of Christ despite a hectic schedule. All communication will be done through a  

 group email. Send your email address to